Top Racing Games of 2011

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top racing games of 2011, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

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  • 18.

    Test Drive Unlimited 2

    At times it seems as though Eden tried to make the experience tedious, but it's possible to get hooked exploring the expansive island locations. Ever dreamt you had it all? Beautiful partner, sweet crib, stylish clothes,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 17.

    Ridge Racer 3D

    Ridge Racer 3D is, almost by default, one of the best titles in the 3DS launch line-up, but that doesn't forgive the many signs that Namco rather rushed this out of the door. It's Ridge Racer. That's not me trying to be clever... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 16.

    Fast Five the Movie: Official Game

    Gameloft's Fast Five is good fun while it lasts and looks as good as any racer on the App Store, but a short campaign, some iffy drift mechanics and a somewhat erratic frame rate let the side down. Considering The Fast and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 15.

    Death Rally

    Death Rally is great fun for a few hours, but without real players to compete against, it quickly runs out of gas. Have you seen that film Death Race? The one where Jason Statham is plucked out of jail to compete in a futuristic... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 14.

    SEGA Rally Online Arcade

    At its best, SEGA Rally Online Arcade delivers a massive nostalgic kick that will go straight to the core of anybody who remembers feeding arcade machines an entire tube of fifty pence pieces. Ting. That's the distinct, SEGA-smeared... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 13.

    Cars 2: The Video Game

    If you or a family member really loves Lightning McQueen and the movie's cast of characters, this simple but fun arcade racer won't disappoint. Cars 2 no doubt had an easier time making its way over to video game land than... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 12.

    Burnout CRASH!

    Those still in a strop that it isn't the 'proper' Crash mode that we've seen in Burnout games previously are missing the point. It is what it is, and it is jolly good fun. Destruction is the name of the game in Burnout Crash.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 11.

    MotorStorm: Apocalypse

    MotorStorm Apocalypse is a relentless assault on the senses, with grandiose set pieces that would make Michael Bay gush with delight. The skyline is a mess of collapsing architecture. The smoky heavens rain down slabs of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 10.

    Driver: San Francisco

    Driver San Francisco could have been a one-trick pony but it has managed to use that trick in a variety of clever and interesting ways, ensuring the driving gameplay never becomes tiresome or generic. There's a lot to be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 9.

    DrawRace 2

    Sometimes a second crack at the whip can make all the difference, and Draw Race 2 is perfect proof. Sometimes a second crack at the whip can make all the difference, and DrawRace 2 is perfect proof. Red Lynx's first attempt... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 8.

    Driver: San Francisco

    Driver San Francisco could have been a one-trick pony but it has managed to use that trick in a variety of clever and interesting ways, ensuring the driving gameplay never becomes tiresome or generic. There's a lot to be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 7.

    Shift 2: Unleashed

    If you're a serious fan of the genre, know that Shift 2 does several things better than anything else on the market right now, which makes it an essential purchase. My advice? Don't bother with any of the exterior cameras... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 6.

    DiRT 3

    DiRT 3 is hard to pick fault with. It's got the looks, the style, the superb sense of speed, and spot-on handling model that blurs the line between sim and arcade. Codemasters undoubtedly has one of the best racing game development... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 5.

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing has all the best qualities that Mario Kart initiated years ago and features controls tailored to the portable iOS devices. Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing was released across multiple platforms... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 4.

    F1 2011

    While casual players might question whether much is different a year down the road after 2010, those in the know will agree that F1 2011 is the most complete representation of the sport to date. You're screaming towards a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 3.

    Forza Motorsport 4

    Alongside manifold technical improvements, Forza 4 brings a noticeable spark of excitement to the series. Everyone will have their own Forza Motorsport 4 story, and while many might have similar tales, much of my journey... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 2.

    Mario Kart 7

    The winning formula has been prodded and poked and buffed until it gleams, leaving us with a game that is, at the very least, the finest Mario Kart since the original. A game doesn't have to be brave to be great. Mario Kart... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 1.

    Joe Danger Special Edition

    Joe Danger: Special Edition is a charming triumph, an absolute joy to play, and a fresh modern title that effortlessly manages to play the same notes as the best video games of the 90s. As a child, I always used to doodle... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360